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Retired NKU professor’s new sci-fi book hits shelves in February

Stephen Leigh sitting on rocks in Ireland.
January 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Kentucky Tribune.  Retired Northern Kentucky University professor and current author Stephen Leigh is releasing a new book, Amid the...

Loch Norse Editor on female empowerment, uplifting writers

Chloe Cook sits on a chair in between rows of books. She's wearing a brown cardigan. Her hand is on her chin and her elbow is resting on a stack of books on her lap.
October 27, 2020

Loch Norse Co-Editor-in-Chief Chloe Cook remembers acrobats flying in the air. Some performers were contorting their bodies in various positions while others were using hula hoops to entertain guests....

From the perspective of Dr. John Alberti

President Ashish Vaidya with members of the English department.
May 8, 2020

“So what can you do with an English major?” Reflecting on the past six weeks of teaching and learning under quarantine, this perennial question—one that makes English majors and teachers alike roll...

For student poet, the biggest risk is not taking one

Onyinye Uwolloh, a junior psychology major, uses haiku written in Pidgin English to draw parallels between her Nigerian roots and Herman Melville's
February 6, 2019

From deciding to attend a university over 5,000 miles away from her home in Lagos, Nigeria, to the interdisciplinary challenges she took head on, Onyinye Uwolloh is no stranger to taking risks. The...

Local poet makes impact on senior English major

December 5, 2012

On Nov. 13, I had the privilege of attending Teneice Durrant Delgado’s poetry reading in the Eva G. Farris Reading Room at NKU. Delgado has published three chapbooks, most recently a collection of poems...

English grads host semester film series

August 30, 2012

Murder, blackmail and sex are ways to sell a movie today but moviegoers were treated to their fill of such things back in the 1940s and ‘50s with gritty detective films. Northern Kentucky University...

Conversation partners build strong friendships

January 25, 2012

For an international student at Northern Kentucky University, a conversation partner is one of the key steps in making native speaking friends in an unfamiliar place. Through this partnership, American...

English opera breaks barriers

November 16, 2011

One Northern Kentucky University professor is challenging common perceptions of opera. Grant Knox, an assistant professor of voice and opera, wove the show “An Evening of Opera in English” together...

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